Botanical name : Passiflora leschenaultii DC.
Family : Passifloraceae
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
Malayalam : Akasavellari, Seemavellari
Distribution – Growing naturally in forests of Western Ghats, also cultivated.
A perennial glabrous tendril climber grows over large trees. Leaves simple, alternate, broad, ovate, acute, and pale green colored. Tendrils arises form leaf axils. Flowers small whitish arises from axils. Fruits large, oblong, and yellowish green colored.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, burning sensation, constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, urinary retentions, calculus, and skin diseases. Tender fruits are used as a vegetable.
Useful part : Fruits.